UNIVERSITY of  WASHINGTON Information School Computer Science & Engineering
Jacob O. Wobbrock Associate Professor, The Information School
Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  Jacob O. Wobbrock, Ph.D.
The Information School
University of Washington
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840   USA

Original Press

  1. Ian Barker. Web app self-service reduces support queries and cuts costs. BetaNews, February 17, 2015.
  2. AnswerDash, Inc. AnswerDash reports customers experience an average cost savings of $20K a year in customer support. Marketwired, February 12, 2015.
  3. John Cook. Tech moves. GeekWire, January 27, 2015.
  4. Harry Bradford. These 4 genius hacks let you use an iPhone with gloves on. The Huffington Post, Tech section, January 26, 2015.
  5. AnswerDash, Inc. AnswerDash announces new hire Kevin Knoepp as Vice President of Engineering. Marketwired, January 22, 2015.
  6. Rieva Lesonsky. Cooking lessons for startups, video contests and more. SmallBizDaily, December 20, 2014.
  7. Ian Barker. Self service platform helps cut online help desk requests. BetaNews, December 18, 2014.
  8. Derek Schou. Ease the pressure on your support team with new AnswerDash integration. Website Magazine, December 18, 2014.
  9. AnswerDash, Inc. AnswerDash transforms Help Center into point-and-click contextual self-service platform with Zendesk integration. Marketwired, December 18, 2014.
  10. University of Washington Continuing Education. UW Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design. December 10, 2014.
  11. Paula Bernier. Making websites pay off. TMCnet, December 4, 2014.
  12. Michelle Burbick. A millennial minute: My take as a young, digital worker. No Jitter: Insight for the Connected Enterprise, November 17, 2014.
  13. Derek Schou. Don’t lose out on holiday conversions with a slow site. Website Magazine, November 10, 2014.
  14. Staff. A dubious honor for, cyber-training priorities, worldwide warrants and more. Federal Computer Week, November 7, 2014.
  15. Ian Barker. Usability survey reveals the most frustrating websites. BetaNews, November 7, 2014.
  16. Allison Howen. Q&A for every page of your site. Website Magazine, October 14, 2014.
  17. Paula Bernier. AnswerDash makes websites more helpful. TMCnet Five9, Call Center Software Featured Article, October 8, 2014.
  18. Barry Levine. U. of Washington-spinoff AnswerDash launches to make everything on a Web page questionable. VentureBeat, October 8, 2014.
  19. AnswerDash, Inc. U.S. Green Building Council selects AnswerDash's contextual website help technology to power USGBC.ORG. Marketwired, October 8, 2014.
  20. Jake Wiederrich. Sound Startups. KIRO 7 News Special, October 4, 2014. (AnswerDash is featured from 11:10 – 12:10.)
  21. Matt Mullen. AnswerDash provides 'first line of defense' for website customer service inquiries. 451 Research, Impact Report, August 21, 2014.
  22. Erin Van Bronkhorst. UW names 5 profs to be key mentors for health care enterprise. Puget Sound Business Journal, July 2, 2014.
  23. Taylor Soper. New record: University of Washington spun out 18 startups last year. GeekWire, July 2, 2014.
  24. Sam Becker. Bright idea: UW-spawned platform makes websites more responsive. Seattle Business Magazine 25 (7), July 2014.
  25. Staff. Wobbrock and Ko appointed 2014 Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows. UW Information School News, June 30, 2014.
  26. Clare LaFond. UW appoints 2014 Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows. UW Center for Commercialization News, June 30, 2014.
  27. Clare LaFond. University of Washington launches record 18 start-ups in FY14; UW ranks third in nation for number of companies spinning out of a university. UW Center for Commercialization News, June 28, 2014.
  28. Staff. David McDonald to chair HCDE; new HCI faculty bring data visualization and design expertise. UW Information School News, June 20, 2014
  29. Benjamin Romano. Stuck on Website ‘Help Island’? First UW iSchool Spinout Has the Answer. Xconomy, May 23, 2014.
  30. Taylor Soper. UW spinout AnswerDash launches, names CEO Dawn Lepore to board. GeekWire, May 20, 2014.
  31. Staff. Qazzow becomes AnswerDash. Northwest Innovation, May 20, 2014.
  32. Qazzow, Inc. Qazzow changes name to AnswerDash and welcomes new board of directors and advisory board members. PRWeb, May 20, 2014.
  33. Jay Sommerville. "Sound Startups" 30-second spot featuring AnswerDash, Moz, and Redfin. KIRO 7 News. First aired April 21, 2014.
  34. Taylor Soper. Husky Pride: Check out these 5 startups founded by University of Washington grads, professors. GeekWire, April 16, 2014.
  35. Staff. Jacob Wobbrock receives Google Faculty Research Award. UW Information School News, March 3, 2014.
  36. Joe Veyera. iSchool spinout receives funding for Q&A technology. The Daily, January 5, 2014.
  37. John Cook. Startup Hall: University of Washington looks to transform old law school into magnet for startups. GeekWire, December 17, 2013.
  38. John Cook. UW spin-out Qazzow scores $2.4M to bolster customer service on e-commerce sites. GeekWire, December 16, 2013.
  39. Emily Parkhurst. Helping 'help': UW startup gets $2.4M to provide smarter in-app help. Puget Sound Business Journal, December 16, 2013.
  40. Staff. Qazzow lands $2.4M. Northwest Innovation, December 16, 2013.
  41. Qazzow, Inc. Qazzow secures $2.4 million in Series A financing. PRWeb, December 16, 2013.
  42. Gregg Bayes-Brown. Institutions at the heart of the west coast success story. Global University Venturing News, November 18, 2013.
  43. John Cook. UW spin out Qazzow scores $500,000, helps customers get questions answered on e-commerce sites. GeekWire, November 5, 2013.
  44. Gregg Bayes-Brown. W Fund answers Qazzow with $500k. Global University Venturing News, November 6, 2013.
  45. Clare LaFond. UW spin out Qazzow receives seed investment from W Fund. UW Center for Commercialization News, November 5, 2013.
  46. Staff. iSchool startup Qazzow receives seed investment from W Fund. UW Information School News, November 5, 2013.
  47. Staff. Qazzow scores $500,000 seed investment. UW CSE News, November 5, 2013.
  48. Clare LaFond. C4C New Ventures Facility recognized among world's top business incubators. UW Center for Commercialization News, October 8, 2013.
  49. Elisha Goldstein. New research says mindful-multitasking leads to more focus and calm. The Huffington Post, Healthy Living section, May 7, 2013.
  50. Nic Halverson. Gesture reader lets blind decipher documents. Discovery News, May 1, 2013.
  51. Zahra Barnes. Overwhelmed? (Don’t answer that.) Meditation will help. Stay with us here. Self Magazine, May 2013, p. 120.
  52. Amy Busch. Meditations on the Information Age. The Daily of the University of Washington, April 30, 2013.
  53. Taylor Soper. Innovation Showcase: E-commerce, learning and medical ventures in the spotlight. GeekWire, January 22, 2013.
  54. Douglas Eby. Creative thinking and popular psychology books. Psych Central, December 19, 2012.
  55. Linda Melone. 12 gifts of good health. The Costco Connection 27 (12), December 2012, p. 65.
  56. Maria Konnikova. The power of concentration. The New York Times, December 16, 2012, p. SR8.
  57. Will Knight. What comes after the touch screen? M.I.T. Technology Review, October 11, 2012.
  58. Staff. Jacob Wobbrock awarded $500K NSF grant to design more accessible mobile devices. UW Information School News, September 11, 2012.
  59. UW TV. University of Washington campus tour 2012. August 29, 2012. (The Angle Mouse is featured from 1:53 – 1:56.)
  60. UW TV. iOn the future. August 10, 2012. (The Angle Mouse and Pointing Magnifier are featured from 20:55 – 25:35.)
  61. Anita Bruzzese. Meditation can keep you more focused at work, study says. USA Today, Money section, July 8, 2012.
  62. Andrew Leibs. Download 161 free assistive technology applications: University of Athens Speech & Accessibility Lab offers online software directory., 2012.
  63. Mónica Guzmán. No app for applying ourselves mindfully: Drowning in tech distractions? Meditation can help. The Seattle Times, Local News section, June 16, 2012.
  64. Molly Brown. New research: Meditation makes you a better geek. GeekWire, June 13, 2012.
  65. Peter Kelley and Catherine O’Donnell. Mindful multitasking: Meditation first can calm stress, aid concentration. University of Washington News, June 13, 2012.
  66. Jim Giles. Touchscreens learn your habits to help you type faster. New Scientist, June 2, 2012, p. 23.
  67. Staff. UW President Michael Young attends dub retreat. UW CSE News, April 27, 2012.
  68. Joon Yi. Two UW students named Facebook Fellows. The Daily of the University of Washington, February 21, 2012.
  69. Todd Bishop. Better typing while walking, and other cool stuff from UW. GeekWire, October 20, 2011.
  70. Eric Smalley. Portico takes tablets off-screen. C|NET News, October 12, 2011.
  71. Duncan Graham-Rowe. Taking touch beyond the touch screen. M.I.T. Technology Review, September 23, 2011.
  72. June Simms. A better computer mouse cursor for the disabled. Voice of America, Science and Technology section, April 17, 2011.
  73. Mark Gibbs. Improved mouse control for users with disabilities. PC World, Business Center section, April 16, 2011.
  74. Mark Huffman. Free software makes using a mouse easier: Designed for people with motor disabilities., April 13, 2011.
  75. Slashdot. Free software helps disabled use mouse., Hardware section, April 10, 2011.
  76. Darren Quick. Researchers tackle mouse control from a different angle. gizmag, Personal Computing section, April 10, 2011.
  77. Catherine O’Donnell. Free software makes computer mouse easier for people with disabilities. University of Washington News, April 7, 2011.
  78. Staff. UW, iSchool dominate CHI awards. UW Information School News, April 5, 2011.
  79. Staff. Record year for iSchool, dub at CHI 2011. UW Information School News, February 17, 2011.
  80. Staff. Success by design. UW Information School News, November 8, 2010.
  81. Staff. Drs. Ko, Wobbrock earn best paper at VL/HCC. UW Information School News, September 24, 2010.
  82. Hannah Hickey. Deaf, hard-of-hearing students do first test of sign language by cell phone. University of Washington News, August 16, 2010. Story picked up by KING5 and KCPQ13 local news.
  83. Jean Patterson. Junior faculty blaze path forward for iSchool. UW Information School News, July 16, 2010.
  84. Justin Rattner. Research@Intel Day 2010 keynote with Intel CTO Justin Rattner. June 30, 2010. (Portico is featured by the Intel CTO from 10:20 – 11:10.)
  85. Slashdot. Demo of laptop/tabletop hybrid UI., Hardware section, April 14, 2010.
  86. KING 5 News. UW student named Facebook Fellow., Local News section, April 14, 2010.
  87. Larry Larsen. Using your voice to paint. Channel 9 from MSDN. April 1, 2010.
  88. Nick Eaton. Tabletop UI, wireless power and more from Intel Labs Seattle. Seattle Post-Intelligencer Blogs. September 30, 2009.
  89. Staff. Tuning technology to special needs. UW Information School News, May 28, 2009.
  90. Larry Greenemeier. Microsoft tries to get a grip on touch computing with Surface. Scientific American, 60-Second Science Blog, April 11, 2009.
  91. Ina Fried. Microsoft puts finger on better gestures. C|NET News, April 6, 2009.
  92. Ivanhoe Newswire. Pimp my program: Help for the disabled. Television news release, March 2009.
  93. Richard Seven. Researchers work on developing sign language for cellphones. The Seattle Times, Health section, December 2, 2008.
  94. Richard Seven. UW creates a computer mouse driven by sound. The Seattle Times, Business/Technology section, October 6, 2008.
  95. Robert P. Bennett. Squaring off with EdgeWrite. Disaboom, Tech & Tools section, September 23, 2008.
  96. Lee Bruno. An interface for your eyes only. The Guardian (U.K.), August 28, 2008.
  97. Hannah Hickey. Signing by cell: Can you see me now? University of Washington News, August 21, 2008.
  98. Microsoft Corporation. The Dobbs Challenge—Contest winners announced! Mr. Spiff's Revenge by POW Studios, Best Windows Game, August 2, 2008.
  99. Hannah Hickey. For your eyes only: Custom interfaces make computer clicking faster, easier. University of Washington News, July 15, 2008.
  100. Lynne Harris. NISH recognizes college engineers for inventions designed to help people with disabilities in the workplace. National press release, June 11, 2008.
  101. Staff. iSchool garners three Best Paper Awards at CHI 2008. UW Information School News, April 4, 2008.
  102. Virginia Gold. SIGCHI announces Best of CHI 2008 award winners. ACM News Release, April 3, 2008.
  103. Staff. Dominating DUB. Etc: Campus News & Notes. University Week 25 (18), February 28, 2008, p. 3.
  104. Staff. COMPUTER: Malen mit der Stimme. Der Spiegel 43, October 22, 2007, p. 215.
  105. Patrick Pettibon. CMU, Pitt receive $15 million research grant. The Tartan, August 28, 2006, pp. A-4, A-5.
  106. Holly Witteman. Perspectives on CHI 2006. SIGCHI Bulletin 38 (3), July 2006.
  107. Ivanhoe Broadcast News. Hi-tech typing. Television news release, October 2005.
  108. Vicki Contavespi. NISH announces winners of 2004-2005 National Scholar Awards for Workplace Innovation & Design. National press release, May 2005.
  109. Byron Spice. Text with an edge. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Monday, November 29, 2004, p. A-6. Full-page feature.
  110. Todd Bishop. Microsoft DemoFest offers look at the latest university research. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Wednesday, August 4, 2004, p. E-1.
  111. Staff. Prototype: Write steady. M.I.T. Technology Review 108 (8), August 1, 2005, p. 27.
  112. Staff. Science honors. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Science & Environment section, Monday, July 4, 2005, p. A-6.
  113. Staff. Personal mention. Carnegie Mellon 8½ × 11 News 15 (46), June 9, 2005.
  114. Steve August. Integrating users into product development. Magazine 2 (1), January/February 2004, pp. 17-23.
  115. Alison Overholt. Sidebar: Pardon the interruption. Fast Company Magazine 63, October 2002, p. 118.